Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials (Anomaly)

Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials (Anomaly)

Reza Negarestani


straight away a horror fiction, a piece of speculative theology, an atlas of demonology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire, CYCLONOPEDIA is figure of theory-fiction at the heart East, the place horror is restlessly heaped upon horror. Reza Negarestani bridges the appalling vistas of latest global politics and the battle on Terror with the archeologies of the center East and the common heritage of the Earth itself. CYCLONOPEDIA is a middle-eastern Odyssey, populated by means of archeologists, jihadis, oil smugglers, Delta strength officials, heresiarchs, corpses of old gods and different puppets. the adventure to the Underworld starts off with petroleum basins and the rotting sunlight, carrying on with alongside the tentacled pipelines of oil, and eventually unfolding within the barren region, the place monotheism meets the Earth's tarry goals of insurrection opposed to the sunlight. 'The center East is a sentient entity - it truly is alive!' concludes renegade Iranian archeologist Dr. Hamid Parsani, sooner than disappearing below mysterious conditions. The disordered notes he leaves in the back of testify to an more and more deranged preoccupation with oil because the 'lubricant' of old and political narratives. a tender American lady arrives in Istanbul to satisfy a pseudonymous on-line acquaintance who by no means arrives. learning an odd manuscript in her inn room, she follows up its cryptic clues simply to find extra plot-holes, and starts to wonder if her good friend used to be a fictional volume all alongside. in the meantime, because the conflict on Terror escalates, the USA is dragged into an asymmetrical engagement with occultures whose ideas are historic, vague, and saturated in oil. it's as though struggle itself is feeding upon the warmachines, leveling towns into the wilderness, seducing the aggressors into the darkish center of oil ...

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